Jones March 2022

Dear Praying Friends & Supporting Churches, This year, it has already been a huge blessing to see some of our church attendees grow in the Word. We have several families and van children coming on a weekly basis. Praise the Lord for that!!  The first reason for this letter is to let you know that New Haven Baptist Church is doing well with a core group attending! The second reason for writing this letter is to ask for financial help to help keep our church going. We are still a new church plant, and our people are still getting to know us and learning to give. We receive monthly support from churches and friends and we receive just enough for our personal needs and our monthly church bills. However, we do not receive enough for our end of the year bills like Auto insurance for the church van, property insurance, and other surprises like plumbing and sewer issues. We need $4,460 ASAP to help with these costs:State Taxes $260Auto insurance $1,000Property insurance $1,600Bathroom Repairs $700Registering the church in California $1,000(New Haven Baptist Church was Registered in Arizona last year because we had no property in California when we started the church. Since we now own a property in California, we have no choice but to Register in California.) If you cannot help by giving, then please keep us in your prayers! We love you all! Sincerely,The Jones Family Missionaries to the Native Americans Colossians 1:18
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De Ford Jan/Feb 2022

Jan:Feb 2022

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Dear friends and family, Jan/Feb 2022 We are confident that our Lord will not only perform His good work in you all and us personally, but also

as it pertains to His church! This year has certainly gotten off to a great start for us at the Hualapai Baptist Church. In recent days, COVID restrictions have been lifted and we are back to “code green!” The human loss and toll on everyone has been enormous. We remain grateful to God Who sustains and strengthens us through every challenge.

As a result of lifted restrictions, HBC’s jail and juvenile home ministries have resumed. Brother Raynard has met with the male inmates on a few occasions already, while Sherry and Laurie have been in to see the ladies once so far. During that visit last week, only one young lady came out to hear the Bible study Laurie had prepared. However, that inmate did accept Christ as her Saviour! The ladies are looking forward to their next visit tomorrow night. Brother Scott will have his second service at the juvenile home tomorrow, too!

Sherry is just about to finish up a second round of “Women of the Word” studies. She along with four other women meet on Monday nights to learn how to effectively study the Bible. This marks the second time Sherry has gone through this particular study. All the ladies that have participated gain valuable tools and skills to help them rightly divide the Word of God.

Steve and Brother Melvin have been asked to minister during several funerals the last couple months. Steve has preached two services sharing the gospel each time. Melvin has been asked to preach two different services also presenting the gospel while encouraging the family members. It has been rewarding to see God open up doors for Brother Melvin who has been serving as a deacon for a number of years now. He has also taken on the teaching responsibilities of the teen Sunday school class since we were able to resume Sunday school last year.

One of the advisory board members of the Independent Baptist Indian Mission, Evangelist Glen Jaspers, was with us for a full day of services on January 30. Brother Jaspers and his wife, Mary, have been dear friends for many years. We were encouraged and strengthened by their ministry among us. They have been wintering here in Arizona the last couple years increasing their involvement among our IBIMI missionaries. We are blessed to have them regularly available to assist in the various ministries around the state.

Another highlight was the opportunity to assist the West Branch of the Bill Rice Ranch. Last year we helped hang much of the drywall for the new Rasmussen Crossing. In February we returned to finish the taping and mudding. The building is well on the way to receiving the permits needed for summer camp.

We have seen a return to our pre-COVID numbers the last couple weeks. The larger crowds (around 70) have lifted our spirits! The singing is more robust, and the testimonies have been an encouragement to everyone. Over the last three Sunday mornings, we have seen three significant decisions: February 13 a young lady accepted Christ, February 20 a young mother gained assurance of salvation, and just yesterday a young man accepted Jesus as his personal Saviour!

Other good news, we resumed our monthly Super Sunday Schedule. During the entire COVID outbreak I think we had only had two Super Sundays, while the one scheduled for January did have to be canceled due to another spike in cases resulting in a code red-the most severe. By February we had dropped to code green- completely open-Praise the LORD! Again, the spirits were high as we met for an early 8:00 AM service, shared breakfast at 9:00, met for Sunday school at 10:00 followed by the worship service at 11:00.

Thank you to those who have contributed to our vehicle fund. So far $13,022.25 has come in for this need. We hope to raise $40,000 in order to purchase a small RV and towable vehicle to facilitate a furlough this fall. Also, if you are a supporting church in the midwest or east and have not heard from me yet to schedule a meeting for this fall, please reach out to me. I may not have your current contact information. My number is (928) 200-2392.

For God’s Glory,
the Steve De Ford family

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Grammer Feb 2022

February 2022
Dear Friends in Christ
Are you enjoying your winter season?  Here in our area, we have had a cold (-1 yesterday when we got up but warmed up to 4 this morning!) and a dry winter.   We are so thankful for how abundantly God has provided the firewood that we use to heat our home!  

Job 38:22-“Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow?…”

 At 7,000 ft above sea level, we are in a high mt. desert- and summer monsoons (rainy season from mid-July to mid-Sept.) and winter snow is how we replenish our water supply. Every few years, we get a winter with heavy snowfall and we are ready for it.  The past few summers and winters have been really dry.  This past week, we got a few inches of snow but otherwise, it has been dry. The winter weather does affect our ministry.  Because of the cold and possible snowy roads in the high country, few meetings are scheduled until the weather warms up.  However, our ministry hasn’t stopped, but rather has concentrated on more one-to-one serving.  

Both of us have been able to help neighbors that have needed rides to medical appointments. This gives us good opportunities to talk to them privately about the Lord.  They have professed to know Christ as Saviour, but need encouragement to trust God through these physical struggles.

We have also had several phone sessions with Christians that are facing difficulties and crisis in their lives and we have been able to pray with them and give them Scripture to help and encourage them.  Pray with us that our counsel will not be human wisdom but rather God’s guidance. 

We are also using this slower period for preparation time.  The Northern Arizona School of the Bible is to begin the spring semester on March 7.  Sam will be teaching Basic Bible Doctrines II and New Testament Survey II.  They will also be providing a class on Bible Study Methods.  Pray with us for the students that attend; that these classes will be a real help in their daily walk.

We are still waiting to hear that the Dine Bible School is going to begin again.  Pray with us for the Lord’s leading and wisdom for the pastor to know when to start again.  We know some of the students are eager to get back into class again.

Please continue to pray with us as plans are even now in progress for the Easter teleconference with the Navajo Bible Conference.

Plans are being made for this summer’s work on the radio station project in Thorne Bay, Alaska.  We are still praying for electric to be brought to the property, as this lack will restrict the time for broadcasting.  We also need to pray for the Lord’s leading as to the right man to move to the area and maintain the radio programming.

II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”
In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer

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Jones Feb 2022

February 2022 Prayer Letter
Dear Family and Friends,
The past few months have been busy but blessed! We thank you all for your continued prayers for us!     In the month of November, we have seen 1 young man answer the call to preach and we were able to have 4 visitors at New Haven Baptist Church! We were also able to begin Bible studies with 2 young men and an adult lady.          At the end of the month, we had a Thanksgiving Meal to help us to get to know each other as a church and to encourage those without family nearby.     In the month of December, we hosted/attended a week long Native Revival. Pastor Saunders from Mt. Powell Baptist Church preached and his church family brought special music for 2 days of revival at New Haven Baptist Church. We were able to have a meal after each service, and a Quechan lady was kind enough to make Native Tacos and Stew!     We then attended a 3 day revival at my father in law’s church (Cocopah Bethel Baptist Church) where we had special music from other churches, 3 Native preachers, and food. Everyone had a great time!           We had a special group come down from Lodi, CA (Big Valley Bible Baptist Church )  that brought special gift boxes for the Christmas party scheduled for the end of December. They were gauged towards boys and girls of each age range. We are so thankful for their willingness to come down! Not only did they bring the boxes, they also assisted in passing out Tracts, helping to clean the church, and providing nursery toys! We were blessed that week!    On Sunday, December 19th, we had our New Haven Christmas party and all of the children were able to get a box! On December the 22nd, we had our Cocopah Christmas party and were able to give out the rest of the Christmas boxes.     In January, we had a high attendance of 28! Then towards the middle of the month, we had a few in our church contract Covid. We sanitized, cleaned, and kept the church doors open for services for the ones who did not have Covid. Towards the end of January, I contracted Covid and my wife had a stomach bug.     Thankfully, Bro. Ronnie Henderson and his wife were able to fill in the pulpit for me and Pastor Tom McConkey of Liberty Baptist Church in Yuma, AZ filled in for me on a Thursday night when I was down. Praise the Lord it only lasted a few days with no lasting complications!     Some are asking how we are ministering to New Haven and Cocopah Bethel Baptist Church. Our current schedule is on Sundays we do Sunday School & Sunday Morning Service from 10 a.m. to noon at New Haven Baptist Church in Winterhaven, CA.     Then at 5 p.m., we help pick up a van route for the Cocopah church. Then at 6 p.m. we assist Bro. and Mrs. Veldhuis in any way possible during the Evening Service.On Wednesdays, we help pick up a van route and lead the Cocopah Teen Class. On Thursdays, we have our 6:30 p.m. Mid-week Service.     Please pray for us and our church as we move forward. Thank you! 
God Bless!

Prayer Requests:
Salvations: Quechan reservation, Ayla, A.J., Denisia, Marley, Airus, Jerry,  Jalen, Felix, Phoenix, Evan, Richard and his younger brother, Darrell, Vaughn and his family

Spiritual Growth: Justin (called to preach) Loren, Tyler, Lilly, Roxanna, & Alex, Justice, Jazmyn, Mya, Kayla, Vincent, Ammon and Jonathan 

Health: Lydia, Samuel, & Bro. and Mrs. Veldhuis with general health, Alivia (5 year old girl at New Haven) Gastrointestinal appointments and heart issues, Jonathan (12 years old) with heart issues.

Personal: Wisdom, strength, Samuel’s future, health, and pray for us to reach our goal  of 100% support. 

Ministries: Visitation, Cocopah Teen Ministry, van ministry, children’s ministry and New Haven Baptist Church.

Thank you all again for your prayers and your sacrificial giving!
                        Sincerely In Christ,
            Jacob, Lydia, and Samuel Jones
        Missionaries to the Native Americans
                     Cell: (928) 315- 5057
                     Email: jacobjones6064@gmail.com
2 Corinthians 4:3-4
“But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto.”
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Sondergaard Feb 2022

Dear Family and Friends:
As we begin another year, perhaps you have thought of goals or directions for your life. If you were to have a theme for this year, a good theme would be, “Walking with God.” Or to put it another way perhaps, “Taking another step with God.” No matter where you are in your walk with God, may this year find you taking that next step (or steps) with God. Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.John 10:27.

For some time, we have desired to grow as a church in prayer. At our Wednesday night services, during our prayer time, there seemed to be a hesitation to pray together. Then in the last two or three months, there has been an openness as burdens were shared and each person prayed. The first Wednesday night everyone prayed, Paul gave a short devotional thought on the idea of praying together (using examples from the early church and Scriptural commands). Not knowing how they would respond, Paul took some requests and opened the time for prayer. We were thrilled as each person there that night prayed for and with one another. Although we still need to grow in prayer, we are encouraged to see steps of growth.

In previous letters we asked you to pray for Bob. He faithfully comes to the services and is showing a desire to grow in his walk with God. His wife died about a year ago due to drug overdose and then the grandmother used the tribe to remove the children from the home. Bob is working through the Tribal Court requirements and hopes his children will be back soon. Until then, the Tribal Court requires him to take a parenting class, so Paul is using some preaching videos on parenting. Last week when the video ended, Bob could hardly speak as he was confronted with convicting truth. Please pray the truths he hears will help him to be the father he should be and help him to have a home where God is glorified.

This Sunday, Paul is beginning a series on addictions for the adult Sunday School class. Our hearts are burdened as we see so many live in defeat to the consuming control of addictions. Please pray as we discover the life- changing truth of God’s Word. Specifically, please pray for Simon, Carol, Ida, and Cyrus. Also please pray for Paul as he prepares and teaches.

Please pray for Tommy and Shannon our next-door neighbors. Shannon came to a recent ladies Bible study and really responded to the truths. She has a salvation testimony and a good foundation in the Bible. Last Saturday, Shannon came over and Naomi began a Bible Study using The Encounter which looks at three people in the Bible who met Jesus. Paul is hoping for opportunities with Tommy but has been hindered through scheduling.

For the last few months, we have been joined by Mike and Sue Smith. For several years, Pastor Smith has pastored a small work nearby, but due to various changes out of their control, they felt the need to close their doors– at least temporarily. The Smiths have faithfully served the Lord for many years and have seen God bless their ministry in wonderful ways. The Smiths and their people are joining Living Waters Baptist Church and have already been a great help through preaching, music, and counseling.

You may remember us mentioning the need to replace our modular building. This is where we have children’s classes, ladies Bible studies, and fellowship meals. The current building is a modular and was built in the 1950’s. In recent years, its age has begun to show. Through the sacrifice of God’s people, we are beginning the process of replacing the building. Please pray as we work through many permits, testing, inspections, planning, scheduling, and so much more.

All for Jesus,

Paul and Naomi Sondergaard
Ruthanne, Nathan, Hannah, Aletheia, and Andrew

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Veldhuis February 2022

Dear Family and Friends In Christ,
Belated best wishes and prayers for a healthy and rewarding 2022 accompany our genuine

gratitude for the numerous persons and ways our Lord strengthened and provided for bus, building, and property repairs in time for our December 8-10 Native Revival and the ensuing Christmas ministries.

Unseasonably warm weather delayed fruit picking until after our revival, but the unforgettable three days’ fellowship, testimonies, preaching, and godly music set a perfect trajectory for the remainder of December’s compressed opportune labors.

Only the combined prayers, in person help, and perfect gifts from too many of you to name could’ve gotten hundreds of fruit bags and a clear Gospel invitation to almost each of our three reservations’ homes in time for our Christmas service!

Donations of every sort throughout the year were the heart of dozens of age and gender-specific gifts- used in turn to invite individuals of any age to trust and receive God’s unspeakable gift of eternal life in the Lord Jesus Christ as the full payment for their sin (II Cor, 5:21, 9:15)

Several teens from the normally closed traditional Brown, Day, and Garcia families heard the gospel again, though none made professions of faith. PRAY for true conversions of those asking questions about the Gospel as well as for the spiritual needs of the many nominal believers through weekly services, Bible clubs, and our revival with Pastor Joe Doyel of Emmanuel Rescue Mission, Los Angeles, CA, February 6th-9th.

HUGE THANKS to the many who helped revive our 1982 20 passenger bus for daily pickups and to Treasure Valley Baptist Church of Meridian, Idaho for vastly improving our pickups for meetings like this through their donation of a beautiful 66 passenger bus. The chance to replace our other “bondo bus” with this larger cruiser made weeks of sanding and painting it to Arizona requirements more than worthwhile!

P.T.L. for renewing my C.D.L. through strict annual neurological and cardiovascular tests and for healing Dawn sufficiently from Covid-aggravated bronchitis to carry on all her 15-passenger van pick-ups and ladies and children’s ministries!

We have scarcely scratched the surface of describing the unending needs and means of reaching Native Americans with the Gospel and so thank you for trusting us with the unmentioned challenges and faithfully furthering every labor through prayer.

PRAISES:

  • ●  Never imagined bus and vehicle provisions and repairs
  • ●  Jehovah-jireh’s enabling and spiritual stirring through our best Native revival yet, Dec.8-10, 2021.
  • ●  Spiritual impact of Jacob and Lydia’s Jan. 7-8 youth rally on our teens.
  • ●  Long needed widening of our church drive while tackling large operational facility projects.
  • ●  Protection of the Cocopah from sister Quechan Nation Covid outbreaks.
  • ●  Increasingly faithful North Reservation church and Youth Night attendees.

PETITIONS:

  • ●  No loss of lives from misuse of huge annual Cocopah casino checks, Feb. 11-18.
  • ●  Enormous legal, spiritual, and mental needs of Lorie and Salvador’s teen children.
  • ●  Resurrection week revival meetings at Maranatha Baptist Church with Evangelist Tim Green.
  • ●  Millie, Salvador, Lori, and each of our safety and major health needs.
  • ●  Scheduling and preparations for summer camps and Neighborhood Bible Time.
  • ●  Dawn and my frequent lack of helpers with Jacob and Lydias’ focus on their new Quechan church plant.
  • ●  Daren, our oldest saved man’s healing from MERCA. Gratefully Yours In Christ, Michael and Dawn Veldhuis
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Grammer January 2022

Dear Friends in Christ

In the fall of 1972, we packed up our 3 girls (later God gave us 2 more daughters and a son) and left Maryland, where we were on staff at a Christian camp.  We had a tent for a home on the road and were headed for Arizona to minister to the American Indian tribes.  This is our 50th year of ministering here in the southwest and God has faithfully met all our needs-and more!
Our aim was to train the Believers in the different tribes to reach and minister to their own people.
1-They lived there and knew the people personally.  Also, they weren’t strangers to the people in their own community.  They are also able to live on the Reservation among them, as they are tribal members by birth.
2-Many of them knew their tribal languages.  Our public education system has made English known to most but the elderly still have a primary language of their people.  (There is also a push among the younger generations to learn their native language and not lose their tribal identity.)
3-They know the traditions and culture of their people.  They would recognize whether a practice is merely an acceptable habit or if there is religious significance connected to it.
Learning about God’s Word has made some aware of their need for salvation and over the years, we have had opportunities to lead some to Christ personally.   However, much of our ministry has been in local churches and among Christians.
This past month, a Navajo lady shared with us how the death of a cousin allowed her father to lead his sister (mother of the deceased) to Christ.  We asked her father’s name, wondering if we knew him.  We didn’t know him, but she then shared how her father was led to Christ by another Believer.  This Believer was one of our Bible School students from years past and is now pastoring on the Reservation.  What a blessing to see God is working still in lives and that He has seen fit to let us be a part of this work.
Please continue to pray with us as plans are even now in progress for the Easter teleconference with the Navajo Bible Conference.
Also pray with us for the upcoming classes of the Northern Arizona School of the Bible that are scheduled to begin in March. 
 Many of the Navajo churches are slow to reopen after this pandemic and we are hoping they will soon be able to once again begin the Dine Bible Institute on the Navajo Reservation.  We have heard from some of the former students that are eager to be back in class.  Pray with us for wisdom for the pastors to open the churches back up.
Pray:  We have already been in contact with men that want to help again next summer in the construction of the radio station project in Thorne Bay,  Alaska.   We need to schedule their time in AK as they need to put in for vacation time at their jobs.  
 There is still no electric to the property and a diesel powered generator will cost around $6,000. Pray that electric will become available.  It will eliminate this expense and will also allow us to broadcast through the night
as there is presently a restriction to running generators during the evening hrs to reduce the noise created by generators.
Thank you so much for your interest in our ministry and your participation by praying and giving financially.

Thank you for your part in our ministry.

II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”
In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer

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DeFord December 2021

Ministry News:

Hualapai Baptist Church is missions minded!

While HBC remains a mission work, it is no less missions minded. We currently support 17 missionaries world-wide. One of the ministries we support is the West Branch of the Bill Rice Ranch just down the road in Williams, AZ. Our men have helped with various projects at West Branch over

the years including a drywall project in November.

We continue to encourage our men to take on leadership roles at church. All of our Sunday school classes are currently taught by couples, including our beginner’s class. Our current deacon is also beginning to preach occasionally. The men often fill in for Steve when he has to be out of town. God continues to encourage us through the ministry to which He has called us.

Our home school co-op had opportunities to sing in church and at the elderly center. Both the ladies and mens groups enjoyed their Christmas parties. And the Sunday school classes presented a meaningful Christmas program.

The Independent Baptist Indian Mission is dedicated to reaching lost Native Americans with the gospel, and establishing strong Baptist Churches throughout North America. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry through your prayers and financial gifts.

Full house in December!

We were unusually blessed during the month of December to host two HBC missionaries in our home. Housing 18 people in our house at one time was a wonderful challenge with great fellowship.

Then Jon and Jackie were in from NC and Josh was home from TX. We had a great visit and are very thankful for the many Christmas gifts we received from you!

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Jones December 2021

Dear Family and Friends,

     My family and I hope you all had a great Christmas! God has been faithful towards my family and I (Jacob). This year was exciting! God provided $35,000 for us to purchase our land and property, New Haven Baptist Church got started, we experienced our first VBS on the Quechan Reservation, began Bible studies with the Teen boys and men, and have seen God work in great ways! We have seen several Natives come to Christ, a teenage boy was saved and called to preach, we have had the opportunity to baptize 2 teenagers, and we have had up to 30 people in attendance. To God be the glory! On the Cocopah Reservation, my family and I are continuing assisting the church with Sunday nights and Wednesday night services. On Wednesdays, my wife and I have the opportunity to run the Cocopah Teens for Christ Class. A lot of the teens have been so neglected by family that a lot of times they wonder if God even  exists. We are going through a series called “Be All You Can Be” (Luke 9:23). I go through Bible characters who were used by God and teach them what each characters had to do in order to be used by God. We had several come to Christ this year! Please keep these teens in your prayers! They have no one to care for them.

This year has been exciting and with all the things God is doing, we know Satan is working. Continue to pray for us as we minister to the reservations and nearby areas! 
As many of you know, my wife contracted Covid-19 in the middle of October. Although she still struggles with her lungs due to “post Covid syndrome,” God has been good and spared and preserved all 3 of us! We thank you for the prayers from many of you on our behalf!

God has been so good to us! We need to show our thankfulness by serving Him through our local church.

Here are a few goals we have for 2022

* We keep pressing forward in getting the gospel to the Cocopah and Quechan reservations.

* Try to get into the Quechan school.

* Minister more to the teenagers.

* Try to get fully supported.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me back.
“So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.” 
1 Corinthians 3:7.
God is the one who grows the church. We are just to follow His leading. 

We want to thank everyone for your prayers and financial giving. We appreciate your time and sacrifice . 

Take Care and God Bless
Sincerely In Christ,
The Jones Family Missionaries to the Native Americans. 
Cell: (928) 315- 5057
Email: jacobjones6064@gmail.com

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Grammer November & December 2021

Dear Friends in Christ,
Each year, we try to visit our children, grandchildren and now great grandchildren that live along the east coast for Thanksgiving.  Therefore , we seldom send out a letter during the month of November but combine it with our December letter.  You haven’t been forgotten!
Recently we both lost a family member in death.  Sam’s oldest sister, Beverly, died from COVID complications at the age of 83 back in PA.   Though many of our family (Children, siblings & grand children) have had COVID, this is the first time that we lost one to the virus.    Janet also lost an uncle, Cloyse Drake, as a result of cancer.  Again, he was older, retired as a missionary & pastor in Oregon.   Death of loved ones and friends, reminds us that we will all face death one day and need to be ready to stand before God.  Have you accepted the gift of God? – salvation because of Christ’s death on our behalf.  So many today try to be good enough for Heaven, which is impossible.  Heaven is a place of perfection and none of us can meet that requirement.  That’s why God came as a man to pay sin’s penalty for us that we cannot pay.  That is why we are celebrating Christmas.  We hope you are celebrating with us and rejoicing in our Lord and Saviour.
In November, Sam was able to take part in another teleconference for Thanksgiving; reminding of all we have to be thankful for in Christ.  All went well with the connections and we are now planning for another teleconference for Christmas in the next couple of weeks on the question of just why Jesus came to earth as a man.  This is done by the Western Navajo Bible Conference and each time, they have an English speaker (Sam) and a Navajo pastor speaking in Navajo the following day.  Please pray as they prepare the messages and that God will also prepare the hearts of those who call in that Christians will be encouraged and that unbelievers will be saved and God glorified.
The final class for this semester of the Northern Arizona School of the Bible was held the last Mon. of November. The next semester is scheduled to begin in Feb.   Sam has really enjoyed spending this time in the Word of God teaching Bible Doctrines and  New Testament Survey.  
We have already been in contact with men that want to help again next summer in the construction of the radio station project in Thorne Bay,  Alaska.  There is still no electric to the property and a diesel powered generator will cost around $6,000. Pray that electric will become available.  It will eliminate this expense, but will also allow us to broadcast through the evening as there is presently a restriction to running generators during the evening hrs to reduce the noise created by generators.
Thank you so much for your interest in our ministry and your participation by praying and giving financially.  Thank you for your part in our ministry.



II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”
In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer
PS-Thank you for all the Christmas cards and gifts that you have sent us.  We do miss being with family during this season, so appreciate your including us in your celebrations.

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Dear Friends in Christ,

Each year, we try to visit our children, grandchildren and now great grandchildren that live along the east coast for Thanksgiving.  Therefore , we seldom send out a letter during the month of November but combine it with our December letter.  You haven’t been forgotten!


Recently we both lost a family member in death.  Sam’s oldest sister, Beverly, died from COVID complications at the age of 83 back in PA.   Though many of our family (Children, siblings & grand children) have had COVID, this is the first time that we lost one to the virus.    Janet also lost an uncle, Cloyse Drake, as a result of cancer.  Again, he was older, retired as a missionary & pastor in Oregon.   Death of loved ones and friends, reminds us that we will all face death one day and need to be ready to stand before God.  Have you accepted the gift of God? – salvation because of Christ’s death on our behalf.  So many today try to be good enough for Heaven, which is impossible.  Heaven is a place of perfection and none of us can meet that requirement.  That’s why God came as a man to pay sin’s penalty for us that we cannot pay.  That is why we are celebrating Christmas.  We hope you are celebrating with us and rejoicing in our Lord and Saviour.
In November, Sam was able to take part in another teleconference for Thanksgiving; reminding of all we have to be thankful for in Christ.  All went well with the connections and we are now planning for another teleconference for Christmas in the next couple of weeks on the question of just why Jesus came to earth as a man.  This is done by the Western Navajo Bible Conference and each time, they have an English speaker (Sam) and a Navajo pastor speaking in Navajo the following day.  Please pray as they prepare the messages and that God will also prepare the hearts of those who call in that Christians will be encouraged and that unbelievers will be saved and God glorified.


The final class for this semester of the Northern Arizona School of the Bible was held the last Mon. of November.  The next semester is scheduled to begin in Feb.   Sam has really enjoyed spending this time in the Word of God teaching Bible Doctrines and  New Testament Survey.  


We have already been in contact with men that want to help again next summer in the construction of the radio station project in Thorne Bay, Alaska.  There is still no electric to the property and a diesel powered generator will cost around $6,000. Pray that electric will become available.  It will eliminate this expense, but will also allow us to broadcast through the evening as there is presently a restriction to running generators during the evening hrs to reduce the noise created by generators.


Thank you so much for your interest in our ministry and your participation by praying and giving financially.  Thank you for your part in our ministry.


II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”


In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer


PS-Thank you for all the Christmas cards and gifts that you have sent us. We do miss being with family during this season, so appreciate your including us in your celebrations.

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Steve DeFord Sept/Oct 2021

Dear friends, family, and ministry supporters,
Thank you for your faithful support of Native American Indian
missions. Despite some COVID restrictions still in place on the
reservation, we have had a productive fall. We hosted an activity at our
home back in September. It was the first organized activity in many
months. We were encouraged to have all of our home-school families
out for a great time of fellowship and games.
Hualapai Baptist Church hosted our bi-annual missions conference in
September as well. Our congregation was blessed to have one of our
former missionaries, Joel Porcher, as our keynote speaker. The Porcher
family had ministered in Africa for a number of years and was greatly
used of the Lord there. Our conference took on an African theme as
both of our guest missionaries have been called to the continent as
well. As we “cast lots” the final night of the conference to determine
where God would have us take our next international trip the lot fell
on Israel! Normally, we would be planning this trip for 2022, but the
schedule looks as though February of 2023 will be more likely.

This school year will be Sherry’s last year to teach regularly in our co-
op. She has taught school for over 30 years! Not teaching next

academic year will enable her to travel with Steve and another couple
from our church on the Isreal trip. We’ve wanted to visit Isreal for as
long as we can remember, and now the Lord has granted that desire!
During the month of October, we were invited to present the ministry
among the American Indians at Campus Church in Pensacola, FL. We
flew to Charlotte, NC so Molly could spend the week with Jackie’s
family. We then drove on to Florida for an inspiring week with “He is
Worthy” as the theme. We received several inquiries regarding Native
work, and pray the Lord will send forth laborers into His harvest!
For God’s Glory,
Rev. Steven R. De Ford

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